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Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

12 months
52456 USD/year
52456 USD/year
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Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University encompasses the study of ancient and modern peoples, languages, literatures, cultures, and societies of the Near and Middle East. Languages include Akkadian, Arabic, Aramaic, Armenian, Babylonian, Egyptian, Hebrew, Iranian, Persian, Sumerian, Turkish, and Yiddish.


Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University focuses on the histories, literatures, philosophy, religious thought, and legal institutions of Muslim societies. Its primary strength lies in the coverage of a broad range of fields of study in pre-modern and modern periods, particularly with regard to Islamic civilizations in the Near and Middle East.  

Students at Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University will:

  • familiarize themselves with the resources and personnel of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES). 
  • learn about collection of ancient and medieval artifacts representing many of the cultures of the Middle and Near East.  

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ancient Near Eastern Studies
  • Histories and Cultures of Muslim Societies
  • Jewish History and Culture

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


30 SCH


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Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • GRE General: Required
  • Writing Sample: Required
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcipts
  • English Proficiency
  • Standardized Tests

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1814 - 3756 USD /month
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